Physics A/AS Level OCR

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

‘BB’ in double award GCSE Science or ‘B’ in GCSE Physics as part of a minimum entry requirement into 6th form with 7 A* - C.

WHO TEACHES PHYSICS?

Mr Ocansey, Mr Denney and Mr Koomson.

Each group is usually shared between two teachers.

WHAT COURSE DO WE FOLLOW?

The 2015/2016 cohort of Year 12 will follow the new OCR Physcics A specification, which has some major difference to the previous course:

  • There is no longer any controlled assessment tasks.  The students will complete a number of set practical tasks as part of their normal lessons during the year in order to complete a practical log book (kept in school), and they will be tested on these practical skills in their exams.
  • The AS exam will not count towards the final A Level grade:  it is classed as a totally separate award.  The A level grade is based purely on the exams completed at the end of Year 13.
  • http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physics-a-h156-h556-from-2015/

 

Students are expected to achieve at least a GRADE ‘D’ at AS to continue to A2.

 

 

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Progress tests are given at the end of each part of every module; these are used for the regular progress checks. Mock exams are given in late January.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR NEW CHEMISTRY AS/A LEVEL:

 

YEAR 12

 

 

 

  • Module 1 – Development of practical skills in physics
  • Module 2 – Foundations of physics
  • Module 3 – Forces and motion
  • Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons

 

Progress tests for each topic, a mock exam in January and a real exam in May/June.

 

There is no practical endorsement separate from the AS grade.

 

 

YEAR 13

 

  • Module 5 – Newtonian world

    and astrophysics

  • Module 6 – Particles and

    medical physics

Progress tests for each topic, a mock exam in January and a real exam in May/June.

 

A separate additional Pass/Fail is recorded for student’s practical work from their logbook.

 

 
 
 
 

Investigating energy transfer in motion.

 

 

 

Investigating energy transfer in motion